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Ordinary residence guide: determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This guide is applicable to all adults whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act.

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The 'So what, what next?' project: supporting people with a learning disability, autism or both to use their skills and interests to play a part in the community

The So What, What Next? project was designed by the Transforming Care empowerment steering group to look at ways of supporting people with a learning disability or autism who have recently been discharged from hospital to explore their skills and passions and to find ways to contribute these to their local communities.

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Sector led improvement: supporting councils to manage and mitigate risk in adult social care - our offer of support 2018/19

From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, we are offering a free, externally facilitated offer to any director of adult social services of up to 1.5 days support per council to complement the risk self-assessment process.

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Support for care and health leaders

We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.

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Public health approaches to reducing family violence

Addressing violence is not a single agency issue, as it is the culmination of many different issues. It is only by pursuing a strategic, coordinated approach involving a range of agencies, including partnerships between statutory and voluntary organisations, that violent crime can be effectively addressed.

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Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness?

The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.

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Mental health: how do you know your council is doing all it can to improve mental health

Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health in individuals and communities.

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A sustainable adult social care and support system for the long term: moving the conversation on

Ahead of the green paper on the future of adult social care, we are publishing a series of think pieces where sector experts address issues at the heart of the debate to help define what a system fit for future generations might look like.

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Healthy weight, healthy futures: local government action to tackle childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century. At the start of primary school one in 10 children are obese and by the end, that has increased to one in five.

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Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities?